Monday, January 16, 2012

10 Laps Around Silverlight 5 (the free eBook)

Michael Crump - 10 Laps Around Silverlight 5 e-Book available to download for FREE.


The e-Book:

I’m late announcing it, but 10 Laps Around Silverlight 5 is available to download for FREE. This is a book that I worked on for approximately 10 weeks with the goal of teaching other developers all of the new features in Silverlight 5 in one short e-Book. If you want to learn about Silverlight 5, then go ahead and grab a copy and put it on your iPad, Kindle Fire, PC or other device and read a chapter a night. I hope you find the book useful and if you have any comments then please leave them below.

The Roadmap for the e-Book

Below you will find the list of topics that we discussed in this book. I tried to target the LOB developer and what features they would be interested in, but mixed in some XNA for those interested.

1. Introduction to SL5 – This post which provides a brief history of Silverlight and relevant links.
2. Binding - Ancestor Relative Source Binding and Implicit Data Templates.
3. Graphics –XNA 3D API and Improved Graphics Stack.
4. Media - Low-Latency Sound using XNA and Remote Control and Media Command (Keys) Support.
5. Text - Text Tracking and Leading, Linked and Multi-column Text, OpenType Support, Pixel Snapped Text and TextOptions.
6. Operating System Integration Part 1 - P/Invoke, Multiple Windows and Unrestricted File System Access in Full Trust.
7. Operating System Integration Part 2 - Default Filename for SaveFileDialog, 64-bit browser support and Power Awareness.
8. Productivity and Performance - XAML Binding Debugging, Parser Performance Improvements and Multi-core JIT for improved start-up time.
9. Controls - Double and Triple click support, PivotViewer and ComboBox Type-Ahead.
10. Other items - In-Browser HTML, PostScript and Tasks for TPL.


The Silverlight Show - 10 Laps around Silverlight 5: Ebook


4 Formats: PDF, Word, EPUB, MOBI. Number of pages: 60

Release date: January 2012. This FREE ebook is sponsored by Telerik


From the author:
Why read this resource over others?

I’m sure you have seen a lot of Silverlight 5 information on the web and are wondering what makes this ebook different, so I will go ahead and tell you.

  • Individual blog posts about Silverlight 5 are scattered all over the internet, it takes time to research and find relevant information. In this ebook, all information will be grouped together and easily referenced.
  • Post-beta, Microsoft changed RichTextBox to RichTextBlock. Many samples on the web are still showing the old version and have never been updated.
  • Breaking changes in Silverlight 5 that have happened recently will be included.
  • I am a Silverlight MVP / Silverlight Insider and XAML Advocate. I have spent the last few years of my life specializing in Silverlight and sharing the information to others.


Snap of the PDF;


Sometimes you just need an offline version. I dig that it was released on the four different formats. Makes it easy to consume and use this on about any device... :)


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Pick up your pace on Silverlight 5 with Michael Crump's 10 Laps around Silverlight 5

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